I am truly delighted and immensely proud that Stephen has been recognized in the Queen’s Birthday 2014 Honours List.
Shortly before Stephen passed away on the 14th May he received a letter from the Cabinet Office asking if he was agreeable to accepting an MBE in recognition of his fundraising and services to the Teenage Cancer Trust. He thought it was an incredible honour to have been nominated and it definitely got the “thumbs up”.
The MBE is a wonderful recognition of his amazing charity work and dedication to the Teenage Cancer Trust whilst battling terminal cancer himself. It will help promote the continuing legacy of “Stephen’s Story which has created a wave of awareness, engagement and giving that will potentially transform what the TCT can achieve . Although Stephen continually told all of us that he didn’t do his charity work for recognition even he acknowledged that to be appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire was “AWESOME”.
– Jane Sutton (Stephens Mother).